March 2022

AOPA, COPL REQUEST PILOT GRANT PROPOSALS FOR O&P RESEARCH

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) have announced a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) research. This award is intended to fund original pilot studies that will support full-scale research projects and encourage new knowledge generation from young investigators.

One-time awards will be granted for projects ranging between $5,000 and $30,000. Studies must be completed within 1 year from the start date, which will be set once institutional review board approval is received and initial payment is made by AOPA. AOPA and the COPL board will give preference to grants that address evidence-based clinical application in O&P, and applications involving patient-engaged, participatory research are encouraged.

To view the RFP topics and guidelines visit www.aopanet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/COPL2022RFP_Final-Final.pdf. The deadline is April 30, 2022.

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